== Biography ==
I am a retired public public administrator and my wife, who I started dating when we were in high school, is also a retire public school administrator. We have two wonderful sons and two wonderful grandchildren.
I was born in Canton, GA but we moved to Jacksonville, FL before I started school. We moved back to Georgia during my 5th grade year. My father was a brick mason and my mother was a waitress.
I graduated from Sprayberry HS in Marietta, GA and attended the following colleges:
B.M. (West Georgia College) - music theory/composition was 1st major - music education was 2nd major
M.Ed. (Lesley University) - instructional technology
Ed.S. (Lesley University) - instructional technology
Post-Graduate Certificate (University of Georgia) - educational leadership
School Band Director - Red Bud HS - Morgan County HS - ET Booth MS - Cartersville MS - Otwell MS
Printshop Owner and Operator, PrintPostUSA, Kennesaw/Acworth
Instructional Technology Specialist, North Forsyth HS
District Curriculum Specialist for Fine Arts, Forsyth County Schools
District Coordinator of Online Education, Forsyth County Schools
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On 18 Dec 2014 at 04:53 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:
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On 1 Dec 2014 at 23:53 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
Just checking in with a few quick tips:
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On 19 Nov 2014 at 23:25 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:
I see you also uploaded a GEDCOM. Here's a link to a great step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful.
Help pages give lots of info about the process, best to start with 'Before you import a GEDCOM'.
If you have brick walls, collaboration might help bust through. WikiTree has one profile for each person, so the further back you go in your ancestry, the more likely cousins will find you and help out. ANY Wiki Genealogist can edit "Open" profiles (over 200 years old).
On 17 Nov 2014 at 16:24 GMT Erin Breen wrote:
You might like to check out our One Name Studies project for ideas to find other Mashburns to collaborate with.
On 17 Nov 2014 at 04:57 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:
In order to build one collaborative Tree, it is our goal that every person have one profile.
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On 17 Nov 2014 at 04:52 GMT Steve Mashburn wrote:
I am excited about working with wikitree.
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On 16 Nov 2014 at 04:20 GMT Ruth (Lester) Hodges wrote:
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